Here it is gang....sorry it took so long to get the Video up, I've been going through some family issues so Rocky got bumped down the priority list a bit.
Please see the previous video for all the specs on the 341" Motor, this thing really turned out stout, it feels like it wants to jump out tof the frame. I can't wait for spring! I'm gonna try to make the Pinks ALL OUT event coming up in Charlotte in April. Still got to get the 4.56 Geared 8 3/4 Mopar Posi and 11" drum brakes up under her. Thanks for watching and feel free to ask any questions you may have!!
Daihatsu Rocky V8! - Streetwize Performance - Project 340 "The Hard Way" clip 2 of 3
Update on the Smallblock Rocky Project, Over the past several weeks I tore
down and rebuilt the stock bottom end 8:1 compression 318 in to a 10.2:1
compression 341" (5.6L) mini-stroker, I used a 6" aluminum Mopar Rod that
I got a really nice deal on along with the Keith Black KB167 piston and a
Mopar Performance 3.55" stroke crank. The combo fits nice (after some bore
relieving to clear the big fat rods!).The pistons come up about .005 in the
hole, The shortblock is now done and I should be bolting on the tweaked
Edelbrock RPM heads, M1 intake and rear sump truck pan, Then I'll be
dropping it back in and hope to fire it up (with about another 175 horsepower over the phase
1 318 shown in the first video) within a few weeks.
I'm also going to swap in a much stronger 8 3/4" mopar rear end with 4.56"
gears and put a shift kit and 3500 stall 10" converter in the tranny.
YouTube is great because I never really realized before tht although the
Daihatsu Rocky is very uncommon here in the states they are very popular
all over Europe, Asia and Australia, The engine bay is very large and
easily accomodates a Small block Ford, Chevy or this case a Mopar
engine....provided the 4x4 crossmember is cut away and you convert to a
rear wheel drive configuration.
stay tuned.... :-)
AAR Cuda Mopar 340 TA Engine block
In 1969-1970 Chrysler made a special 340 engine for the AAR Cuda and the
T/A Challenger. These engines were different than a standard 340 used in
other Mopars. The TA engines had the designation embossed on the block,
driver side. If you're buying a TA 340 also check the heads by removing the
oil cap on the passenger side. With the cap off look inside and the rear
rocker should be offset. You may need a flashlight to see it.
If you scattered the original engine you may have received a standard 340
replacement block. I've heard stories both ways. My buddy back in 1970 went
through 3 warranty transmissions before they said enough.
Some of the later blocks which were left over made their way into 1971 340
Road Runners and other cars. If you're looking at a 340, look closely
because the TA340 are still around.
I hope you enjoy the video and it helps you.
Best of Formula Offroad Extreme Hill Climb!
All the best moments of Formula Offroad in 2013! From races in Bålsta
Sweden, Ler Norway and Skien Norway. Raw footage without music, just the
sound of raw horsepower!
Produced by Bjørn Michaelsen, Insane Racing with SkyDrone.no
Picture by Lars Mårtensson, Griddd.se.